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Old 07-12-2019, 10:24 AM
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Trailering my boat up to camp I was noticing a vibration. I checked it couple times
and did not see anything out of the ordinary? Thoughts?
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:12 AM
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Only thing that would cause a issue you can feel but not see.

Tires & axles. Be sure everything is tight.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:04 PM
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How are your tires wearing? Normally this happens when tire wear gets down there and/or your trailer is out of alignment


check tire wear and if they are all evenly wearing, have them balanced.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:45 PM
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Thanks, i will double check before next trip.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:56 PM
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I had a trailer do that. I even took it in and had it looked at and nothing was ever found wrong. The shudder was always on the same side. Last year that tire blew on the way home from Canada. I didn't think I hit anything on the road. I always wondered if it was a belt separating in that tire that caused an unbalanced condition in the wheel. The vibration seemed the most pronounced at 55mph, any slower or faster and it seemed to even out.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:10 PM
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On the same vein of shudder.

Take the rig to a place where they can spin balance the trailer tires, while they are still on the trailer.

This will net you correct any out of balance issues as well as detecting a potential tire separation issue.

Normally, the tires are spun up to be about 80 mphs - rotating n the trailer and using its own mounting hubs and bearings.

That way, if there is any issue with the tire, wheel, hub, bearings or other - will be detected when the wheel and tire is spun up.

https://www.butlertire.com/services/...heel_Balancing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UP97bO-MpU

Thttps://www.pompstire.com/24-hr-truck-service.aspxhese folks use on the tire wheel and tire balancing.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:12 PM
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Vtye3,
If you are hearing sounds from your trailer, find and fix the issue before pulling out on the highway for a long trip.

The trailer is talking to you. " Mr. I am ill, please help me."

Be safe
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:45 PM
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Trailering my boat up to camp I was noticing a vibration. I checked it couple times
and did not see anything out of the ordinary? Thoughts?
Vibration, shudder can be a bit vague and leaves room for interpretation. You say you were on your way to camp, were you carrying extra weight in the boat/trailer? If so, it might be possible the tongue weight was affected and this is the source of the shudder.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:29 AM
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It could be any of the things above or even a loose wheel bearing. Not good. Get it fixed before you are stranded somewhere.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:53 AM
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I had a trailer do that. I even took it in and had it looked at and nothing was ever found wrong. The shudder was always on the same side. Last year that tire blew on the way home from Canada. I didn't think I hit anything on the road. I always wondered if it was a belt separating in that tire that caused an unbalanced condition in the wheel. The vibration seemed the most pronounced at 55mph, any slower or faster and it seemed to even out.
I'm going with this if there is no other visible explanation.
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